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Graduate Program Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Achieve Your MBA in Just Over a Year

Earn the graduate degree that gives you the expertise and freedom to move across industries, locations and departments: a Master of Business Administration. Southern New Hampshire University is proud to offer an MBA specifically built for today's business needs. This high-quality degree program, which is offered during the day on our campus in Manchester, is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year for students with a background in Business.

SNHU takes pride in providing you the best level of support, whether you're looking to enhance your current career, improve your ability to switch careers or ensure the success of your own business. Our MBA coursework by design is readily applicable to your real-world challenges. Develop projects that serve your business needs while simultaneously becoming a stronger, more capable leader.


Looking for a specialized MBA to help you stand out in a competitive marketplace? Consider one of the following concentrations:

Business Analytics
Delves into the three major areas of business analytics: descriptive analytics, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics. You’ll learn how to collect and interpret business data in a spreadsheet environment, communicate findings to stakeholders and execute strategic business decisions. Upon completion of this specialty track, you’ll develop skills that can help prepare you for roles as a management analyst, operations research analyst and budget analyst.

Exposes students to the contemporary challenges of capital markets, investments and corporate finance. You'll examine topics related to commercial banking, short-term financing, financial risk management and portfolio structure. Upon graduating, you’ll be prepared for a number of cross-industry career tracks, including commercial and investment banking, financial analysis and management analysis.

Explores key advertising, branding and communications strategies. You’ll learn how to analyze consumer behavior, develop data-driven marketing objectives and manage promotional campaigns that inspire action. This specialized program can help prepare you for a variety of leadership roles including brand management, product management, public relations, advertising and sales management.

Project Management
Analyzes effective managerial processes including the initiation, planning, execution and successful completion of a project. You’ll cover topics including project scope, timing, cost, quality, risk, resources, communications and best practices to manage stakeholder expectations. You’ll may also take a course that helps prepare you for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam – enhancing your marketability in the workforce.

Sport Business
Focuses on critical business concepts and how they relate to various aspects of the sport industry. You’ll learn the ins and outs of sport licensing and strategic alliances, marketing and media and business analytics. Upon graduating, you’ll have a better understanding of the industry, from teams, agencies and events to analytics, marketing, manufacturing, and intercollegiate and scholastic sports.

See Yourself Succeed with an MBA from SNHU

Today's business environment requires professionals to adapt to change on the fly, assess resource constraints strategically and provide solutions to complex problems. SNHU's MBA program furnishes you with the specific knowledge base and skillsets you'll need to succeed in a modern business career. You'll learn from experienced faculty and interact with a diverse student body, sharpening your ability to connect with people as a result. You'll also consider an increasingly global business environment while working to formulate your own business plan, better equipping you to compete and excel.

A Master of Business Administration degree from SNHU enables you to help reshape corporations, create sustainability in small businesses and take your rightful place in today's market as an up-and-coming entrepreneur or business leader. Furthermore, our MBA offers you the flexibility to tailor your program around your interests through the concentrations.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MBA at SNHU include:

  • Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire.
  • Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your graduate degree on campus in 12-18 months, with 3-5 courses per 16-week term.
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands.
  • Accreditation. Programs are accredited by multiple governing agencies, including the New England Commission of Higher Education and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
  • Academic heritage. Southern New Hampshire University was established in 1932 and has been offering an MBA program for more than 40 years, graduating thousands of successful business professionals.
  • Easy application. No GMAT or GRE required for admission.
  • Student support. Count on the ongoing support of dedicated academic and career advisors specialized in your area of study.
  • Networking. Seek tips and career opportunities from a nationwide network that includes successful alumni within such companies as Liberty Mutual Insurance, Fidelity Investments, U.S. Departments of Defense and Armed Forces, State Street Corporation, IBM, AT&T, General Dynamics, Verizon, United Healthcare, Boston Scientific, Pfizer, Oracle and more.
  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff committed to your success.

Admission Requirements

SNHU requires an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 (or equivalent) for admission. If you are an international student in need of a visa to study on campus, please see our international admission requirements.

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our three 16-week graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within two weeks of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply complete our online application form.

Career Outlook

Employees with a master's degree earn 18% more on average than those with only a bachelor's degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are also significantly less likely to be unemployed.

A Master of Business Administration is the most sought-after standard of graduate-level degrees. It provides you with greater flexibility to transition across departments and industries due to the academic diversity of subjects studied. MBAs are increasingly in high demand across multiple industries, including financial services, science and technology, healthcare, trade and manufacturing. There is also a significant uptake in demand for MBAs within small business firms and startups.

Professionals who obtain this degree often describe the accomplishment as highly rewarding - personally, professionally and financially. Simply put, an MBA is worth the investment.


SNHU's MBA provides the flexibility to customize your program with courses that focus on specific subjects of interest. You can choose to take either elective courses or a concentration to complete your 12-course program. Those with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses. Students requiring foundation courses often choose the elective option because it provides the added flexibility of using some foundation courses to also fulfill elective requirements.

SNHU MBA students can also pursue a graduate certificate beyond the standard degree program, which allows you to list another significant credential on your resume with minimal additional coursework (typically at a reduced credit load, depending on the electives selected).

Graduate Tuition

Earning your degree is a smart choice to advance your career, and investing in an affordable program increases your ROI. We keep our costs low to remove barriers between you and your goals.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

Project Management Professional (PMP) is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.